This poem by Rita Dove is about the playful conversation of a mother and daughter regarding their lady parts. But, why did Dove allude to the controversial picture book for children, ‘Mickey in the Night Kitchen’ in the title?
‘American Smooth’ is a thought-provoking poem in which Dove describes a memorable moment between two dance partners.
Rita Dove’s ‘Canary’ is a short poem that commemorates the life of Billie Holiday, an African American jazz singer.
‘Daystar’ by Rita Dove is a powerful and moving poem. It describes a mother’s life and the only moment of peace she has throughout her entire day.
‘My Mother Enters the Work Force’ by Rita Dove is a powerful poem about a mother who enters the workforce.